Bucs' Kyle Trask: 'Truly Remarkable' to Be Able to Learn from Tom Brady

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 1, 2021

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask throws a pass during the first half of the team's Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Kyle Trask looks forward to learning from Tom Brady

Speaking to reporters after being selected No. 64 overall in the 2021 NFL draft, Trask said it will be "truly remarkable" to gather knowledge from the seven-time Super Bowl champion. 

Brady is showing no signs of slowing down after being named Super Bowl MVP in Tampa's 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7. The 43-year-old signed an extension with the team in the offseason that runs through the 2022 season. 

The Bucs needed to solidify their quarterback depth after not re-signing backup Blake Bortles. They do have Ryan Griffin under contract, but the opportunity to select a potential heir apparent for Brady makes sense for a franchise that doesn't have many holes on the roster. 

Trask was a two-year starter at the University of Florida. The 23-year-old finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting last season after leading the nation with 43 touchdown passes. He also finished second with 4,283 passing yards and 11th with a 68.9 completion percentage in 12 games.